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1 miles
135 ft
-161 ft
Avg time

Zulu Details

  • Riding area
    Griffin Bike Park
    Terre Haute, Indiana
  • AKA
    Advanced Loop 3
  • Difficulty rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened

The trail starts at the top of the Advanced Access Trail with a drop down--the trail the crosses under a wooden bridge and enters a quick climb. From here the trail enters into three "ugly" jumps and then follows atop some ridges of strip-mining spoils.

Riders follow a steep drop to the right and pass where Zulu nearly touches East Lake Trail. After some log-overs, the trail skirts the shores of two small lakes. Bikers then climb into a section punctuated by some steep drops (saddles, G-outs) with physics taking them from the tops of one small ridge to the next. A particularly fun section involves banking to-and-fro across the walls (not bench cut) of two small ridges.

MTBers then come across a rock garden after that, the biggest of the saddles that has another short-but-tough rock garden at the top of the return hill. Ride or slide down to the trail beyond to another climb on rockier, narrow, off-camber track, followed by two smaller saddles and a ride across an over/under wooden bridge/drop feature to close the loop. Then enter into the flowing Zulu Trail exit--it twists through the forest and eventually after a sharp right and squeeze between two trees hooks up with the KA-BAR Trail.

Access Info

From the northernmost end of Advanced Access Trail; Zulu can also be accessed at SW portion from abutting East Lake Trail.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Zulu mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -25 ft
  • Altitude min
    618 ft
  • Altitude max
    652 ft
  • Altitude start
    650 ft
  • Altitude end
    624 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,666 ft
  • Distance down
    2,858 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,778 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Sep 14, 2018
Avg: 5 (4 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to zulu trailhead (39.340300, -87.358090)
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Zulu Trail Reports


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May 6, 2018 @ 3:56pm
May 6, 2018
Zulu, Riley
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Oct 22, 2017 @ 6:21pm
Oct 22, 2017
Zulu, Terre Haute
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Oct 1, 2017 @ 12:08pm
Oct 1, 2017
Zulu, Terre Haute
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Jun 8, 2017 @ 8:02am
Jun 8, 2017
Zulu, Terre Haute

3 Reviews & Comments

  • + 2
flag cicadakiller (Aug 11, 2016 at 17:30)
 most technical trails at the park. challenging but super-fun.
  • + 1
flag klaine (Jan 19, 2018 at 8:51)
 This trail is RAD! It is probably the "rawest" trail in the park... more "au naturale" than the rest. Very challenging, but OH SO FUN!! If you are up for the challenge... you must ride this trail! Oh, and check out that new feature!! WOW!
  • + 1
flag WimG FOGBP (Feb 19, 2018 at 20:01)
 Ride this rugged trail when you are in prime form. The terrain is punishing and demands that you hit it with speed. if you go into this trail tired, you will hate living for the next mile. This trail is a special reminder that though Griffin doesn't have any big hills like Brown County, that all of the little hills formed by strip mining add up to just about the same elevation gain as BC.

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